Immobilise Register Friday 14th November in MasonKnight Office
2014-11-12

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What is it?

Immobilise is the world's largest FREE property register.

 

It can be used by members of the public to register their valued possessions. Anything with a bar code or serial number can be registered, and these items are then linked to the National Mobile Property Register (NMPR).

 

This NMPR online checking service is used by all UK Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property.

 

As a direct result of Immobilise, there are over 250 cases a week where property is returned.

Immobilise is provided to users FREE of charge.

 

Some of you will already have been visited by members of West Midlands Police regarding this initiative.

 

Why do it?

Brand new property marking equipment is now available for use by police officers. This scanner can be used to check the ownership details of a piece of property, however, it makes the process a lot easier if the item is already registered on the NMPR through Immobilise. The introduction of this new property marking equipment is not a quick fix, but part of a longer term strategy.

 Students are unfortunately a vulnerable section of the community - identified through crime data analysis: Immobilise and property registration aims to redress this imbalance.

 

We hope this is being piloted in the tenants of MasonKnight Properties

 

How does it help you and the Community?

By actively promoting Immobilise, communities can be reassured that – if they become victims of property theft – the police have an increased chance of recovering their property and catching the offenders.

 

Used as part of an anti-crime initiative, this will deter offenders. Registered property is less desirable to thieves and handlers.

 

It enables local officers to carry out both large scale, strategically planned investigations, and smaller scale instant spot checks on goods in the possession of known offenders, high street outlets and car boot markets, quickly and accurately.

 

It allows officers to gather sufficient evidence for immediate arrests.

 

Simply by registering on Immobilise, YOU can have a positive impact on the levels of security in your local area.

  

MasonKnight partnered with West Midland Police is right behind this initiative, and is committed to getting equipment to assist in the logging of property once you are registered.

 

You are more than welcome to register your property (smart phones, tablets, laptops etc)  in our office with PCSOs on Friday 14th November 2014 10am-12noon